Commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, The HIV Story Project (a non-profit based in San Francisco) presents the West Coast premiere of Still Around on Friday, June 24th, 2011 as part of Frameline35, San Francisco’s International LGBT Film Festival at the Castro Theatre.
The feature length short film compilation brings together sixteen San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers and fifteen local subjects to tell powerful stories about people living and thriving with HIV/AIDS.
“As we mark the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS this month, Still Around is a major contribution to HIV/AIDS film making at a time when most independent film makers have moved on to other subjects,” says Executive Producer and dot429 member Marc Smolowitz. “The compilation has been two years in the making. It features fifteen stories of hope and courage, and brings together sixteen established and emerging directors to paint memorable portraits of survival for our times.”
The contributing filmmakers are Emmanuelle Antolin, Daniel Cardone, S. Leo Chiang, Deborah Craig, Robert Dekkers, Véronica Duport Deliz, Jörg Fockele, Stuart Gaffney, Amir Jaffer, Sade Huron, Tim Kulikowski & Ian Wolfley, Rick Osmon, Anne Siegel, Marc Smolowitz and Debra A. Wilson.
Still Around is slated for broader distribution throughout the next couple of years by Outcast Films. The film is executive produced by Academy Award nominated producer/director Marc Smolowitz (The Power Of Two, The Weather Underground, Trembling Before G-d), and Emmy Award winning producer/director Jörg Fockele, (whose credits include ABC’s Wife Swap and Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy).
To view the trailer go here.